Soon, he would step into the spotlight on vocals after the departure of Peter Gabriel and begin to stockpile the songs that would rocket him to international fame with the release of Face Value and “In the Air Tonight. Whether he’s recalling jamming with eric clapton and robert Plant, or writing the music for Disney’s smash-hit animated Tarzan, pulling together a big band fronted by Tony Bennett, Collins’s storytelling chops never waver.
A drummer since almost before he could walk, Collins received on the job training in the seedy, thrilling bars and clubs of 1960s swinging London before finally landing the drum seat in Genesis. In his much-awaited memoir, not dead yet, he tells the story of his epic career, with an auspicious debut at age 11 in a crowd shot from the Beatles’ legendary film A Hard Day’s Night.
Not Dead Yet: The Memoir #ad - That same touch is on magnificent display here, and the profound, especially as he unfolds his harrowing descent into darkness after his “official” retirement in 2007, enduring love that helped save him. As one of only three musicians to sell 100 million records both in a group and as a solo artist, Collins breathes rare air, but has never lost his touch at crafting songs from the heart that touch listeners around the globe.
The Living YearsConstable #ad - A book for every father and son. But then something happened. Born in 1950, even serving in the naval section of the student cadet corps at one of England's top public schools, Michael was truly his father's son, Charterhouse. A proud father still. The living years spans the entire history of genesis, from the earliest days as a school band to the triumphant 2007 reunion tour when Genesis played to over 500, 000 people in Rome.
There was drink, there were drugs; there were arguments and excess. But, in the background - and sometimes in the audience - there was also the loyal Captain Rutherford, earplugs at the ready, Melody Maker in hand. Mike discovered rock music. But this is not just another rock 'n' roll memoir. This is also a book about two men whose lives and complex relationship reflect the seismic social and cultural shifts that took place during the twentieth century.
The Living Years #ad - From unpromising beginnings - demonised by his teachers as a fomenter of revolution, Phil Collins, later, driving to gigs in a bread van - Mike would go on to crisscross the globe with bandmates Peter Gabriel and, playing to packed-out stadiums and achieving record sales of over 150 million. As one of the founder members of Genesis, Mike was to tour the world and achieve international fame.
Mike's future lay in the civil service: it was a subject that he discussed with his father at Captain Crawford's gentlemen's club. Now michael, you're the son of a naval officer, you must behave like a naval officer at all times.
Me: Elton John Official AutobiographyHenry Holt and Co. #ad - By the age of twenty-three he was performing his first gig in America, facing an astonished audience in his bright yellow dungarees, a star-spangled T-shirt, and boots with wings. This is a story that will stay with you by a living legend. Elton john had arrived and the music world would never be the same again.
His life has been full of drama, freddie mercury, from the early rejection of his work with song-writing partner bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth; from friendships with John Lennon, and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation to conquering Broadway with Aida, The Lion King, and Billy Elliot the Musical.
Instant #1 new york times bestsellerin his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend. Christened reginald dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star.
Me: Elton John Official Autobiography #ad - . In a voice that is warm, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, humble, and open, his passions and his mistakes. All the while elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade. In me, elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father.
Billy Joel: The Definitive BiographyThree Rivers Press #ad - He also explores joel’s creative transformation in the nineties, his dream performance with Paul McCartney at Shea Stadium in 2008, and beyond. Along the way, ” “scenes from an italian restaurant, ” “new york state of mind, schruers reveals the stories behind all the key events and relationships—including Joel’s high-profile marriages and legal battles—that defined his path to stardom and inspired his signature songs, such as “Piano Man, ” and “She’s Always a Woman.
Throughout, he captures the spirit of a restless artist determined to break through by sharing, in his deeply personal lyrics, the dreams and heartbreaks of suburban American life. Comprehensive, friends, including christie brinkley, and band members who have formed his inner circle, vibrantly written, and filled with Joel’s memories and reflections—as well as those of the family, Alexa Ray Joel, Jon Small, and Steve Cohen—this is the definitive account of a beloved rock star’s epic American journey.
Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography #ad - The all-access biography and unprecedented look at the life, career, and legacy of a pint-sized kid from Long Island who became a music legend. Exhibiting unparalleled intimate knowledge, schruers chronicles Joel’s rise to the top of the charts, from his working-class origins in Levittown and early days spent in boxing rings and sweaty clubs to his monumental success in the seventies and eighties.
Don't Stop Believin': The Man, the Band, and the Song that Inspired GenerationsZondervan #ad - The song "don't stop believin'" is the most downloaded song of all time, and is one that has been covered by major televisions shows and adopted by a whole new generation. Through a wonderful retrospective of music that takes us right to the present, Jonathan Cain reminds us of the melodies and lyrics that serve as milestones for our biggest dreams as they call us to never stop believing.
From one of the greatest bands in History Comes a Reminder to Never Give Up Hope. In this long-awaited memoir, songwriter and keyboardist jonathan cain takes us on an odyssey from center stage with Journey when all America was listening to songs like "Don't Stop Believin', " and "Open Arms, complete with color photographs, " "Faithfully, " to his hope and faith today.
His experience formed a resilience that would carry him through both tragedy and success. He tells of the thrilling moments when the music came together and offers an inside look at why Steve Perry left and the extraordinary story of their gifted new vocalist, Arnel Pineda. When jonathan cain and the iconic band Journey were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cain could say he had finally arrived.
Don't Stop Believin': The Man, the Band, and the Song that Inspired Generations #ad - Moving from chicago to sunset boulevard, Cain never let go of his dreams, eventually getting his big break with Journey - and writing the songs that would become the soundtrack of a generation. Don’t stop believin’ is an epic story of one man's dream that takes you from playing old-country songs at an Italian Deli in Chicago and his experiences with a warm, encouraging father who died too soon, to suddenly writing mega-bestselling songs with some of the most talented musicians and performers ever to take the stage of some of the world's largest arenas.
But cain's journey wasn't always easy - and his true arrival in life had more to do with faith than fame.
Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles 1974-2001Wiley #ad - The eagles are the bestselling, and arguably the tightest-lipped, American group ever. Now band member and guitarist Don Felder finally breaks the Eagles’ years of public silence to take fans behind the scenes. He shares every part of the band’s wild ride, from the pressure-packed recording studios and trashed hotel rooms to the tension-filled courtrooms, and from the joy of writing powerful new songs to the magic of performing in huge arenas packed with roaring fans.
Rod: The AutobiographyCrown Archetype #ad - He was the charismatic lead singer for the trailblazing rock and roll bands the jeff beck group and the faces, the author of such beloved songs as "Maggie May, " "Hot Legs, " "Forever Young, " "Young Turks, and as a solo artist, " "Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?, " "Tonight’s the Night, " and "You Wear It Well.
Rod: The Autobiography #ad - Now after more than five decades in the spotlight, he is finally ready to take a candid and romping look back at his life both on and off the stage. The extraordinary life and career of music legend Rod Stewart, in his own words for the first time. With his soulful and singular voice, narrative songwriting, and passionate live performances Rod Stewart has paved one of the most iconic and successful music careers of all time.
From his humble british roots to his hell-raising years on tour with his bandmates, not forgetting his great loves including three marriages and eight children and decades touring the world, Rod delivers a riveting ride through one of rock's most remarkable lives.
The Musician: Second Edition - Phil Collins#ad - Phil collins is a Music Legend. From his beginnings with cult band genesis…to the top of the pop charts…Over a hundred million records sold and an extensive resume that just keeps on growing…Few others have managed to accomplish what he has. This is his story.
Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and RollIt Books #ad - In kicking and dreaming, as songwriters, as musicians, the Wilsons recount their story as two sisters who have a shared over three decades on the stage, and as the leaders of one of our most beloved rock bands. The story of heart is a story of heart and soul and rock ’n’ roll. An intimate, honest, and a uniquely female take on the rock and roll life, readers of bestselling music memoirs like Life by Keith Richards and Steven Tyler’s Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? will love this quintessential music story finally told from a female perspective.
Since finding their love of music and performing as teenagers in Seattle, Washington, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, have been part of the American rock music landscape. From 70s classics like “magic man” and “barracuda” to chart- topping 80s ballads like “Alone, ” and all the way up to 2012, when they will release their latest studio album, Fanatic, Heart has been thrilling their fans and producing hit after hit.
My Book of GenesisWymer Publishing #ad - I think that we would have killed each other without Rich' - Mike Rutherford. Richard was the singer in anon, the charterhouse school group that included Mike Rutherford and Anthony Phillips, which would later merge with Peter Gabriel and Tony Banks' group The Garden Wall to become Genesis. School friend, richard macphail was for almost five years the glue that held Genesis together, aide-de-camp and tour manager, and in his affectionate memoir My Book of Genesis he tells his own unique story of the group's early years.
He was in the thick of it as they fulfilled their ambitions, signing to Charisma, touring Europe and America and recording a series of albums that fans fondly remember as the bedrock of Genesis' extraordinary career. Richard then became their one-man road crew, shepherding them from gig to gig, providing a cottage where they could live and rehearse and offering support when it was most needed.
My Book of Genesis #ad - Foreword by peter gabriel. Featuring contributions from all the members of Genesis and co-written with former Melody Maker journalist Chris Charlesworth, My Book Of Genesis is both revealing and forthright, an insider's account that fans will treasure. In his book's final chapters he describes his ongoing relationship with Peter, Tony, Mike, Phil and Steve, a friendship that has endured for over 50 years.
Richard was there when phil collins was auditioned, when Steve Hackett was recruited to replace Anthony Phillips and when Peter Gabriel left for a solo career.